Juventus unlikely to make Alvaro Morata move permanent


Juventus unlikely to make Alvaro Morata move permanent from Atletico Madrid due to underwhelming performances
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Juventus are reportedly unlikely to sign Alvaro Morata permanently at the end of the season once his loan move from Atletico Madrid ends.


According to a report from Tuttosport (via ilBianconero), Juventus will most probably not use their €45 million option to buy Morata from Atletico Madrid, after a disappointing loan spell in Italy.


After arriving on a loan deal that was worth €10 million, Morata got off to a good start, but his form has been very disappointing since the start of 2021.


Whilst Juve are not set to make the deal permanent, they do have the option to keep the striker on loan for another season for an additional €10 million.


If this is done, then Juve can buy Morata in 2022 for €35 million, yet even this option could be seen as too hefty of a fee for a player that has failed to hit the mark consistently this season.


It seems that it will all come down to the final few months of the season for Morata, as Juventus seek to salvage whatever is left from an underwhelming season by mounting a late title charge, hoping that Inter and Milan stumble in the process.


Morata has scored 16 goals and provided 11 assists in 34 games in all competitions this season, yet just six of those goals and four of those assists have come in 2021.


Morata had a previous spell at Juventus between 2014 and 2016 where he was a huge success, and afterwards he went on to have very unsuccessful times at Real Madrid, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.


However, the Spaniard has struggled with physical problems, leading to him finding it difficult to maintain any level of consistency.


Juve are considering other options for the attack, with the Bianconeri pursuing the likes of Sergio Aguero and even their former youngster Moise Kean.